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Classified documents found at Mike Pence Indiana home

Classified documents found at Mike Pence Indiana home, According to sources familiar with the situation, Mike Pence’s attorney found a dozen or more documents marked as sensitive at the former vice president’s Indiana home last week and has since turned them over to the FBI.

The National Archives received notice of the records from Pence’s representatives in a letter, and the FBI collected the materials at the former vice president’s house, according to a separate letter.

In the letter, Jacob stated that “counsel found a tiny number of documents that could possibly contain sensitive or classified information intermingled throughout the records.”

In the absence of further guidance on appropriate treatment from the National Archives, Vice President Pence “immediately safeguarded those records in a closed safe,” he said.

Jacob claimed that the Justice Department “bypassed the established protocols and requested direct possession” of the records at Pence’s home in a different letter dated Jan. 22.

The documents kept in the safe were removed by FBI operatives on Jan. 19 at 9:30 p.m. after the former vice president gave his approval, according to Jacob.

The Justice Department is conducting special counsel investigations into Biden and Trump for improper handling of classified materials. Biden’s documents, which were from his time as vice president, and Trump’s refusal to turn over the items, which prompted an FBI raid, are both related to that period of time.

The U.S. National Archives is legally obligated to receive the records from each administration during a presidential transition period. It is forbidden to intentionally erase or hold onto secret information. Insufficiently storing and protecting classified information puts the nation’s security at risk in case it falls into the wrong hands.

The discovery of the documents at Pence’s residence was first reported by CNN.